Thursday, 28 March 2013

Mood Lighting

Dayna on white background
Dayna on black background

This week while taking photographs of the lovely Dayna I noticed something about the shade of the backdrops I was using. Not only did going from black to white change the lighting, it changed the mood of the photographs. Interesting, no?

Monday, 25 March 2013

Dress Code

Leo Burnett

I'm thinking about dress codes this week, in particular, what to wear to an industry event. How dressy can jeans ever be? Do I need to wear heels or will boots suffice? Then I found this little gem on I think it explains my predicament perfectly. When you get dressed in the morning, and I think this is quite the case in a field like "communications", you are in a way telling people how to define you.

Right now I'm still looking for the right mix.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Map it out

I'm in the midst of creating an online portfolio site in Wordpress and this week our instructor wanted us to start with a site map. What is a site map? Just what it sounds like. You start at the top (your homepage) and you show the progression as you build deeper and deeper into your site, each new page has its own branch of the map.

This got me thinking about life right now and how I could benefit from seeing my life mapped out for me for the next year. My parents are management consultants and this is part of what they do for organizations: get them to realize their goals and guide them through mapping out the steps they need to get there. Did you know you can do this for yourself? I've done it before and I think it's time to do it again.

I've always been a visual person so large scale drawing are always a good thing ... now I just need to find enough wall space to do this.

A Work in Progress

Friday, 15 March 2013

Congrats CreComms

This week my classmates and I wrapped up our independent professional projects at the Winnipeg Convention Centre by presenting our projects to our friends, advisors and classmates.

Here's a little note of congrats to all of us.

Saturday, 9 March 2013


This week was the week of portraits ... learning how to use the photography studio at Red River College and playing with the effects of artificial light. Here are two portraits of two very different girls with two very different personalties. I hope I was able to capture a bit of who each of them is with these pictures.

Thanks to my friends, Sarah (left) and Maria Cristina (right).